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February 24, 2020 7:00 pm
Brandon, why is the issue of penal substitution. Why is that so anathema with progressive Christians. They call cosmic child abuse did God kill Jesus. And this is something that's highly reject. I do think we know why because they reject the gospel to reject the faith. This is the core of the faith, but talk about that, and held that the shack that very very popular book that many, many Christians read made into a very popular movie how that was a subversive element on this issue. People somehow think that the love of God and the justice or wrath of God are somehow opposites when really there completely lengths and compatible. If you are unjust. If you think that you know God can be loving instead of just then you're saying that God was unjust in order to be loving. Well, if you are unjust and unloving thing. Injustice is not loving a judge who allows evil to go unpunished is an evil and unloving judge so you can't separate those attributes and that's really throughout the film, Tony Jones will refuse to acknowledge that God has to be both just and loving and you'll see him go to the point of saying God doesn't need to be beholden to any attributes at all. You can just basically do whatever he wants, which is crazy at the core, really. People just hate the idea of a just God who punishes sin.
Progressive Christians particularly may want justice in this world they talk a lot about social justice. But when God's version of justice is aimed toward them or us.
It becomes a completely different story.
Nobody likes that we don't like the idea of hell or the wrath of God and and that's what you see in the book and movie the shack the author William Paul Young denies the wrath of God and kind of presents the idea that Jesus's death accomplished reconciliation for all sinners and we really see his views more clearly in a book that came out later called lies we believe about God and that he expresses his view that the idea that it was God's idea for Jesus to die on the cross that that is us worshiping a cosmic abuser. So he's agreeing with this cosmic child abuse claim